Lovers Key State Park
Welcome and Discovery Center Construction
Construction is underway of a Welcome and Discovery Center that is anticipated to open in early spring 2021 and will include an exhibit hall, picnic area and outdoor discovery areas. During construction, a portion of parking lot No. 3 will be closed. At certain times, road access to the kayak launch will be closed; however, pedestrian access and hand portage of kayaks will remain open. Thank you for your patience.
Welcome to Lovers Key State Park
Once a collection of secluded barrier islands reachable only by boat, Lovers Key, in recent years, has become a romantic destination for spectacular, beachside weddings.
Previously destined to become the site of luxury condominiums, the land that is now Lovers Key State Park was donated to the people of Florida so that its beaches and mangrove forests can be preserved for all to enjoy.
Hop in a kayak or lounge under an umbrella on the shore. Explore serene canals and lagoons that are favorite grazing spots for manatee and shorebirds. You may see the calm, turquoise waters broken by a dolphin’s dorsal fin or by the strike of an osprey’s talons.
Lovers Key isn’t just a name either—the park is a popular romantic destination and frequently hosts picturesque gulf-side weddings.